Our membership consists of people interested in live theatre and our purpose is to provide quality amateur theatre for the people of our area.
The Melville Theatre Company was the brainchild of David J. Burton who, in 1982, called a meeting for interested people in the community to form a theatre company in the Melville area.
As a result of this meeting the Melville Theatre Company was born. The newly formed companys first production was the farce, Not Now Darling. With its second production, The Sound of Music, the young company won the Finley Award for the Best Production of the Year in Community Theatre. Since then, actors and directors have consistently featured in the list of awards at the annual State Drama Festival.
Initially our seasons were performed in the Melville Civic Centre, but since 1987, our venue has been the Roy Edinger Centre, on the corner of Stock Road and Canning Highway, Palmyra. For many years we shared this venue with a multitude of other users, which created difficulties for all parties, howe'ver, in 1998 we were granted sole management by the City of Melville and have thus been able to create a real theatre within the centre, including raked seating, carpeting and a new lighting and sound system.
We aim to present four major productions each year, together with a One-Act season and we try to include one musical or pantomime in our annual programme, if possible.
Why not come along to one of our productions and see what we do, or roll up at a rehearsal and you just might get roped in for something.
MTC is an equal opportunity exploiter so dont be shy - come and join us!
Our current membership structure is as follows:
Full Adult Member: $20 per year
Family (2 people): $30 per year
Concession (Pensioners & Under 18s) : $15 per year
All members receive a Newsletter keeping them up-to-date on people and events, a discount on tickets, i.e. $13 instead of the usual price of $17 (for the member only) and are welcome to come to our Social events.
In addition, members are eligible to audition for and take part in our productions and may vote at the Annual General Meeting. They are also eligible to join the Management Committee.
Our membership year is now a regular calender year and our Membership Officer is currently Felicity May. Felicity may be contacted at email@example.com.
Telephone: 08 9330 4565
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